Another postscript to the Georgina Morgenstern case, mentioned on this blog earlier in the week.
She’s the former Nassau County worker who set off a firestorm in 2005 by alleging a raft of wrongdoing in the administration of Democratic County Executive Thomas Suozzi.
She recently settled all her claims for $4 million after a federal jury found she was wrongfully terminated as a probationary employee, when she had been two days past her probationary period and could not be fired without cause.
Suozzi was dropped as a defendant before the trial and nothing notable about alleged corruption emerged during testimony.
Now, the postscript: the Nassau County district attorney’s office, under then Republican Denis Dillon, told the Long Island Press in June 2005 that it had opened a criminal investigation into Morgenstern’s charges.
Dillon left office at the end of 2006. The current district attorney, Democrat Kathleen Rice, released a statement Thursday saying, “The investigation that was conducted concerning the allegations made by Georgina Morgenstern took place under the prior administration and did not result in a criminal prosecution; the case was closed and we cannot comment on the basis of that decision.”